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  • Name: Barbara Broderick

    Job Title: Chief Probation Officer (ret)

    Company Name: Maricopa Adult Probation

    Bio: Barbara Broderick was the Chief Probation Officer of the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department in Phoenix, AZ. This department is the sixth largest probation department in the United States with over 1,100 employees and a budget of $109 million. Ms. Broderick has more than forty years of experience in the criminal justice system.

    Bio 2: From June 2005 to August 2006, Ms. Broderick also served as Interim Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for Maricopa County. She assumed responsibilities over diversion, probation and detention services with over 1,000 Juvenile employees and a budget of $60 million.

    Bio 3: Prior to that, Ms. Broderick was the State Director for Adult Probation for the Arizona Supreme Court for five years. In that position, Ms. Broderick provided technical assistance to local jurisdictions and substance abuse treatment providers. She is knowledgeable in the areas of risk assessment, probation performance measures, drug courts, parole guidelines, substance abuse treatment with criminal defendants, sex offender supervision, enforcement of financial obligations, and the theory and practice of community justice.

    Bio 4: Prior to joining the Arizona judicial system, Ms. Broderick was the New York State Director of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. Before holding that directorship, she was the Director of Policy Analysis and Information for the New York State Parole Division. Ms. Broderick has been involved with the development and expansion of drug courts and substance abuse treatment, the design and implementation of an operational review process for the oversight of fifteen probation departments, and the development of probation performance measures in her current home state.

    Bio 5: Ms. Broderick served as chair of the Arizona Parents' Commission on Drug Education and Prevention from 1999 to 2015. She also served on the Maricopa County Community Justice Advisory Board. She is a past President of the American Probation and Parole Association, and is a member of the National Association of Probation Executives. Ms. Broderick currently serves as Co-Chair of the national initiative Executives Transforming Probation and Parole, supported by Columbia University Justice Lab. She was also recently appointed to serve on the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board.

    Bio 6: Ms. Broderick earned her B.A. in History at Niagara University and her M.A. at the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.